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Heart disease can have long-term impact on the mind, study says

Jun 18, 2019 , CNN Health
Patients who receive a diagnosis of coronary heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive decline later on, a new study shows....
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When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

Jun 18, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Preventing falls among elderly patients who've just left the hospital is an important part of keeping them safe, a large U.S. study shows....
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Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer's

Jun 18, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers don't know whether the finding related to the drug nilvadipine can translate into any benefits for patients. But future studies should look into that possibility, they...
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How are you reaching all your patients in the digital age?

Jun 18, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
As health care technology expands, medical practices can take steps to focus on accessibility. Are high-tech innovations increasing medical access, or are they putting restrictions on patients with disabilities? Health care providers are aware of and comply with ADA accessibility, but what about the barriers created by technology for patients with communication and processing differences? […] The post How are you reaching all your patients in the digital age? appeared first on Health Care...
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Listening to music may ease cancer patients' pain

Jun 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients' pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan....
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Fecal Transplants May Transmit Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections, FDA Warns

Jun 15, 2019 , RxList
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers and patients that fecal microbiota for transplant (FMT) may transmit multidrug-resistant organisms, leading to serious or life-threatening...
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State Highlights: Virginia Governor Plans Public Talks On Gun Control; Abuse Occurred To 20% Of Medicare Patients During ER Transports In Eight States, Report Finds

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Virginia, Florida, Maryland, California, New York, Arizona, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Minnesota, Colorado, Missouri, Ohio and...
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After Patient Dies From Fecal Transplant, FDA Halts Trials Until Testing Improves For Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The transplants have come into increasing use to treat severe intestinal orders and sometimes work quickly in patients wasting away. But the procedure to use stool from a healthy donor to restore the normal balance of bacteria and other organisms in the intestine is considered experimental by the...
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Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide

Jun 15, 2019 , WebMD
Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug to terminally ill patients and it will not be legally a...
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AmWell, Cisco partner on TV-centered telehealth platform for seniors

Jun 15, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The companies pitched the upcoming service as a convenient in-home option for Medicare Advantage patients overwhelmed by digital...
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FDA: Infections, 1 Death After Fecal Transplants

Jun 15, 2019 , WebMD
After reports of serious, antibiotic-resistant infections, the FDA is alerting all health care professionals who do fecal transplants about the potential serious risk so they can inform their...
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Philips upbeat on digital care as patients warm to data sharing

Jun 14, 2019 , Reuters
Dutch health technology company Philips expects sales at its digital care business to grow this year as patients see the benefits of sharing more medical data with doctors, Chief Executive Frans van Houten told Reuters....
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The Most Important Health Reform Of All

Jun 14, 2019 , Forbes
No one discusses the most important health care reform. That is to make it profitable to treat sick and very sick patients. Right now, it is in the interest of health care providers and insurers to avoid...
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'Telegenomics' startup Genome Medical raises $23M Series B

Jun 14, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The company's platform helps patients navigate care following testing, while also offering virtual expert consultations...
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CDC investigates after 4 patients got sepsis from contaminated platelet transfusions

Jun 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Four people in three states developed sepsis after receiving bacteria-contaminated platelet transfusions between May and October last year, according to a US government report released Thursday. One of the four patients died....
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Many epinephrine self-injectors still potent long after expiration date

Jun 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - EpiPens and other autoinjectors filled with epinephrine to treat severe allergic reactions may still be potent enough to work many months past their labeled expiration date, according to a new study that concludes patients might need expensive refills less often....
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A young girl was afraid of IVs. So she invented a teddy bear to disguise them

Jun 14, 2019 , CNN Health
A young girl from Connecticut turned her time spent in the hospital into a chance to help ease the fear of many other young patients....
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Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells

Jun 13, 2019 , WebMD
The researchers have been developing a laser-based system designed to screen patients' blood from the outside -- spotting tumor cells as they pass through veins in the arm and eliminating the need for a blood...
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Expanding Use Of PrEP In High Risk People To Prevent Infection

Jun 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In an effort to eliminate nearly 40,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. each year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended Truvada, which can reduce the risk of infection by 92% when taken daily, should be offered to more patients. High cost has been a barrier, and so far fewer than 10% of high-risk people take the...
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Study: Combination of self-monitoring blood glucose device & DTx improve patient outcomes

Jun 13, 2019 , Mobile Health News
At the 79th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco, pharma giant Roche and India-based digital therapeutics company Wellthy Therapeutics presented real world data of improved diabetes care outcomes in a South Asian population when patients followed prescribed plan of medication and lifestyle modification in conjunction with a combination therapy of self-monitoring blood glucose device and a clinically validated digital therapeutic...
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